Assessment

Assessment

At The Garden each pupil’s progress is monitored daily.

Every child is given a base line assessment on entry to the school to develop an individualised learning programme at the start of their learning journey. These individual education plans have targets which are updated on a term by term basis. The class team note each small step in learning and build on this to develop the child’s skills. SCERTS is used to develop targets especially in the areas of communication and self regulation.

The school uses a commercial software package Bsquared to track small steps of pupil progress in national curriculum subject areas and also a national data set CASPA which provides comparative data from similar schools that enables year on year benchmark of attainment and progress for individual pupils and groups within the school.

Regular progress meetings are held to review each child’s achievements. If a child is not making good progress extra support or different interventions are tried.

The school holds multi-disciplinary meetings once a term which includes representatives from the wider professional team eg school doctor and nurse, Speech and Language therapists and Educational Psychologists. They can support the teachers in problem solving to address any difficulties in learning or behaviour or provide support for health needs.